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political tensions continue to center, a meeting taking place in paris today with secretary of state kerry and russian counterpart, sergey lavrov to attend. the media at the conclusion will bring you those remarks live when they start. >> this is one of our favorite times of the year at c-span. the time i get to the winners of our annual student documentary contest called studentcam. the 2014th team for students interested in entering the most important issue that congress should consider in 2014. this year we received the record number of 200 -- 2,350,000 entries came from 46 states from the district of columbia, from taiwan and from the united arab emirates. as students around the country and internationally. altogether, 4860 middle and high school students participated this year, either individually or on teams. one other thing special about this years contest as we doubled the number of prizes and the amounts of prize money. it went from $50,000 contest to us giving away $100,000 in prizes. that meant 150 poor student documentarians and also the 97 students to receive honorable venture
, with secretary kerry and with the leaders of the u.s. congress. we had very good meetings. i thank them for their strong support for israel. [applause] for our security, including in the vital area of missile defense. i said that the greatest threat to our common security is that of a nuclear-armed iran. we must prevent iran from having the capability to produce nuclear weapons. and i want to reiterate that point, not just, to prevent them from having the weapon, but to prevent them from having the capacity to make the weapon. [applause] that means we must dismantle iran's heavy water reactor and its underground enrichment facilities. we must get rid of iran's centrifuges and its stockpiles of enriched-uranium and we must that iran fully divulge the military dimensions of its nuclear program. now 17 countries around the world have peaceful nuclear energy programs. they're doing this without spinning centrifuges, without enriching uranium, without operating heavy water facilities, and without conducting military nuclear research. you know why iran insists on doing all of these things tha
of you know, john kerry is in kiev as we speak, at my direction. he's expressing our full support for the ukrainian people. over the past several weeks, we've been working with our partners and with the i.m.f. to build international support for a package that helps to stabilize ukraine's economy. and today we announced a significant package of our own to support the ukraine's economy and to also provide them with the technical assistance they need. it includes a plan loan guarantee package of $1 billion. it provides immediate technical expertise to ukraine to repair its economy. importantly, it provides for assistance to help ukraine plan for elections that are going to be coming up very soon. as i said yesterday, it is important that congress stand with us. i don't doubt the bipartisan concern that's been expressed about the situation in the ukraine. there is something immediate congress can do to help us. that is to help finance the economic package that could stabilize the economy in ukraine, help to make sure that fair and free elections take place very soon, and as a conseque
earlier today, what secretary kerry said in kiev today. what ambassador power said yesterday at the united nations security council. the mobilization that we saw russia undertake and the movement of troops that we saw russia undertake, the closing of roads, the surrounding of military bases in cry mia -- crimea was all done in response to an imaginary threat. there is no credible reporting of violence against ethnic russians in ukraine, eastern ukraine or crimea, and the president made clear and secretary kerry made clear and ambassador power made clear that if there is an issue and if there is protection that needs to be provided to ethnic russian in eastern ukraine, the proper and internationally lawful way to address those concerns is through international organizations. through the osce, united nations, and the united states would fully support efforts and would work with the ukranian government to support efforts to provide monitors and other means of assuring the protection of the rights of russian -- ethnic russians in ukraine. to fabry kate a reason to invade a country or to use mi
of state john kerry. >> on the next washington journal, we will be joined by national political reporter robert cost to discuss the administration's proposed budget for fiscal 2015 and republican alternative. you can call in with your questions about the political unrest in ukraine for stephen from who is ambassador 1998-2000. washington journal is live every day at 7 a.m. eastern. join the conversation on facebook or twitter. >> president says russia has violated ukraine's sovereignty and that the u.s. is considering economic and diplomatic measures to isolate russia. the comments came during a photo israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. this is 15 minutes. >> well, it is a pleasure, once again, to well, president netanyahu to the oval office there is no one i have met moore or consulted with more. it is a testament to the incredible bond between our two nations. i have said it before, and i will repeat, we do not have a closer friend or ally than israel, and the bond between our two countries or people that is unbreakable, and that is the reason why on the whole spectrum issues, w
some remarks about the agency for ment and development. secretary -- if secretary kerry were to develop this budget request, one fact was front and center. nation's % of the budget, america's defense has never been more vital to our economic prosperity or global leadership. whether in the mideast, ukraine, europe or our own hemisphere, diplomacy is needed now more than ever. investments in diplomacy and development are returned to us in security and jobs. this budget funds the work that is required to sustain long-term investment while regular recognizing the fiscal constraints we face as a nation. details are online, i'll just hit a few highlights here. the overall request is $46.2 billion. the base budget of $40.3 billion is consistent with the f.y. 2014 level this will enable us to carry out our global, dip lo -- ur global diplomatic and other missions, honor our commitments o allies and partners, keep up wur opiece keap -- peacekeeping activities and respond to crises such as the typhoon in the fill peeps. it funds key programs in iraq and afghanistan and helps sustain hard-fought
of the midon, the crisis in the ukraine has changed its face. it hasn't dissipated. and today secretary kerry was greeted in kiev by ukrainians pleading for the continued support of the united states. and so having been so clear voiced in our support of the ukrainian people thus far since the tproe tests began last november, now is the moment when republicans and democrats should stand united in this congress so years from now when a group assembles in kiev marking the anniversary of this grave crisis they will celebrate ukraine's political sovereignty and economic rebirth with more chance of thanks to the united states. so, in what shape should this support come? first, we need to stand together in the next week to deliver serious financial assistance to ukrainian economy that is weak and is growing weaker as this crisis persists. a $1 billion aid package is a good start, but our real work must happen within the structures of the i.m.f., which can provide the potentially tens of billions of dollars necessary to fully right the ukrainian economic ship. and while ukraine does need to undergo e
and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. kerry was in ukraine tuesday in a show support for the new government. a news conference with russian president vladimir putin and has some. -- in his home. he spoke with reporters on tuesday. this is just over an hour. to use force, it would be humanitarian. this is just over one hour. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. proposal. let's not have an interview but a conversation. i would like you to give you as many questions -- i will write them down. try to respond to them. later on, we will talk in detail. on some of the issues that you are interested in specifically. >> mr. pruden, i would like to mr. putin, how do you assess the events in kiev? you believe that the government or president are legitimate? under what conditions are you willing to support them? is it possible to go back to the agreements of february 21 which were mentioned often here? hold on a second. russia promised financial support to crimea. of atre an understanding what source and what conditions -- >>: the seco
government. i commend president obama and secretary kerry for their leadership. yesterday, the osce announced that 18 participating countries will send 35 unarmed military observers to ukraine. let them reveal the truth. countries with large ukrainian dies a practice, like our country, along with poland, canada, argentina, portugal, the united kingdom and kazakhstan, should have constructive means to help. the international community must make sure that election monitors are trained for the upcoming elections in ukraine on may 25. then, economically, the world community should proceed to work through ukraine's financial challenges. however, any financial assistance to ukraine should be contingent on repayment, and ukraine's new government must clearly at the fine performance standards and lay out a reasonable play to repay any foreign aid. it will require technical assistance, management expertise and loan personnel from governments throughout the world. in addition, the united states and other nations should impose targeted financial, economic, trade and travel sanctions on russian assets on
of the tea party movement for remarks from secretary of state john kerry on the situation in ukraine. >> good afternoon. the morning passed incredibly rapidly. pleasure toy real tocome prime minister -- washington on a snowy day. me and we had a wonderful visit in december. tothat time i invited him come here to continue our conversation. the prime minister is leading a transformation. we are very pleased that they have continued their efforts to move forward their association agreement with europe. we are pleased to announce that we are going to add additional toding to their efforts develop competitiveness, which is key to their businesses and economic process. of $7.5add a total million to help in this particular transition. the united states has provided very significant economic assistance, close to $1 billion in the course of this transition. interested in helping the prime minister in his efforts to continue with his anticorruption initiatives in the country. we are very excited by the leadership that he and his government are providing as they really determine their own future and to
spoke at this -- kerry who spoke at this conference. secretary kerry is in crew -yard line to show -- kerry is in ukraine to show support for the country's military. and as russian president vladimir putin said he wouldn't be deterred by economic sanctions imposed punitively by the west. ♪ ♪ [applause] ♪ ♪ >> norm, thank you. thank you very, very much. thank you all. 14,000 strong or more. [applause] executive director howard core, incoming president bob cohen, incoming chairman, michael cassen, outgoing chairman lee rosenberg and ambassador ron -- and ambassador dan shapiro. i don't know where our ambassadors are. somebody ought to -- [applause] let me tell you, it's, it really is an enormous pleasure for me to be able to be hoar. of it's a product. and -- it's a privilege. and good to see so many friends, all 14,000 of you. a little frightening to see myself on about eight, nine, ten screens up here. [laughter] the last time i spoke to aipac, i joined your national summit in napa valley. i did it via satellite. and you were in the vineyards, i was overseas. different kind
. secretary kerry and i and the acting foreign minister of ukraine will be in paris tomorrow. there is an opportunity for us to have consultations under the budapest memorandum. that is the technical answer. that is what it provides for. further to the point of the secretary's comments, the u.k. andived a limited supply exposure to consequences for the rest of europe. what do you do about ensuring the security of the supplies so does not end up limiting our ability to take actions against russians? with the gentleman is raising is very important but it is more of a medium to longer-term issue. there are important things we're doing now to a different side -- diversify energy supplies in europe. one of them was the new pipeline which we inaugurated the construction of in december but that will take several years to construct. although this is a medium to long term issue, i think what has just happened will be a sharp reminder to everyone in europe that it is an important issue. dealing with it is going to become one of the important foreign-policy security issues over the next
support. and join us later when secretary of state john kerry will speak at the 2014 aipac conference, the group is holding their yearly policy conference. you can watch secretary kerry's remarks live at about 5 p.m. eastern on our companion network, c-span. >> the internet as we know it today bears no resemblance to monopoly telephone service back in the 1930 and '40s and '50s. and what the courts have said and what the congress supports is if i walk in to a grocery store and i buy a gallon of milk and pay $3.50 a gallon, if i buy ten gallons, i pay $35 for all ten gallons. well, tom wheeler's fcc wants to say you can use as much milk as you want, and you only have to pay $3.50. that's just wrong. netflix is the biggest user of the internet as people download their movies. sometimes they're as much of 30% of the volume of the internet, obviously, they should pay more than someone who uses the internet once a month. i'm being very sum policic, but that -- simplistic, but that's the genesis. and these companies have spent billions and billions of dollars to is the up their systems and
that secretary kerry would like and how, the so-called modern view, with the balance of power was a thing of the past and we only saw in the 19th century. that's not how they view the world, and it leads me to play this is something we should be recognizing as well. i leave you with this. the real question is, we will be going through a specific measures about things that should be done here and we will discuss that in response to the question, i believe some of the details for that but i will leave you with two thoughts. the short run to me is not as important as the long run. the long run i think we need to restart rebuilding our strategic position, signal that american retrenchment is over. this will go a long way to signaling to russia and to china and other countries that is long grip and american power is going to be reversed. and the second thing we have to start thinking carefully about is we need to stop thinking of military power as a metaphor for military intervention. we used to understand very well that the deterrent force of military power, today much of that has been lost p
were planning on covering has been canceled as well as of the weather. secretary of state john kerry is scheduled to speak at the american israel public affairs committee, or aipac, conference. live coverage of that begins at 5 p.m. with the israeli prime minister speaking at 6:15 p.m. meets with president obama at the white house. the associated press reporting that russia's foreign minister says his troops have been streaming into neighboring ukraine to protect russian citizens there. ukraine is accusing russia of a military invasion and is calling on the kremlin to pull its troops out of crimea. you and secretary-general ban ki-moon will meet with the russian foreign minister today discuss the situation. secretary of state john kerry will be traveling to ukraine tomorrow. as a direct counter to president obama's recent emphasis on the gap between rich and poor, a recommendation of a sweeping overhaul on head start and medicaid. page batik -- underscoring where republicans say consolidation for spending reductions are needed. >> the internet as we know it today bears no resemblance
defense ministry. secretary of state john kerry, he is scheduled to go to kiev tomorrow after russian troops entered crimea over the weekend. the associated press says russia issued ultimatum for surrender of two ukraine yap warships in crimea. secretary kerry said the international community could kick russia out of the g8 holding meetings in sochi in june and they could freeze assets if russia does not withdraw the occupation. he is scheduled to make remarks shortly from the state department after a meeting with the prime minister of moldova. we'll bring you remarks on companion network c-span. russian president vladmir putin said he sent troops to protect russian personnel in military bases in southern ukraine after the ouster of ukraine's president. secretary of state kerry will speak to the american israel public affairs committee meeting, aipac. we will have the secretary's remarks live from the conference on our companion network c-span. those remarks are scheduled to start at 5:00 eastern time. at the pentagon -- >> internet as we know it today, bears no resemblance to monopol
. secretary of state john kerry has called the russian foreign minister to express concerns. after report of pro- russian groups seizing control of two airports in ukraine's crimea region. they are urging russia against action that might be misinterpreted as a violation of ukraine's sovereignty. white house press secretary jay carney responded during today's briefing. >> secretary kerry said today the u.s. is watching the activity and that it might be, quote, crossing a line. is that the administration to also be very careful in making judgments out about that. what have they done to cross the flying? >> again, we are watching to see as the secretary said, whether or not russia is doing anything that might be crossing the line in any way. we strongly support the territorial integrity and sovereignty and we expect other nations to do the same. reports of russian intervention in crimea are of deep concern to the united states as secretary kerry said ambassador rice. intervention would be a grave mistake. these reports are also inconsistent with the previous statements to the united states b
>> that is correct -- u.s. policy? that is correct. >> other than secretary kerry is call, have there been any other ukraine related conversations at the senior level? has the secretary spoken to any ukrainian officials? do with theto russians on this one? >> i do not have any additional calls to read out for you. the call that vice president biden had with the interim ukrainian prime minister. this is an issue that is being closely watched and looked at and discussed internally in the administration. >> i want to make sure i am accurate. the secretary spoke today? yesterday? specifically about ukraine and let russia may or may not be doing there. are those the only two calls he has had this week? >> those are the two calls he has had this week, yes. onspoke with him also sunday, which you were aware of. and saturday. >> he has spoken to him four times in six days. >> that is correct. they also talked about syria and middle east peace. >> today? >> yes. moscow could try to have a heavy hand on what is going on in the ukraine? >> this is an issue we are very closely engaged with. secretary kerry call
invite your comments on facebook and twitter. john kerry has arrived in kiev, ukraine. he brought a guarantee of loan to the ukraine. they hope to help prepare for elections and recover assets. according to the post, he is pledging economic and technical help area and -- technical help. met tosecurity council discuss the ongoing intervention in ukraine. every councilmember except russia supported mediation in that nation. samantha power listed what russia should do to resolve the situation peacefully. this is just under two hours. we will leave the program at about 11:30 eastern. >> from the permanent representative of ukraine to the security council, 2014/136. it is adopted. in accordance with number 37 of the council's rules, i invite the representative of ukraine to participate in this meeting. it is so decided. in accordance with rule 2039 of the provisional rules of procedures, i invite the assistant secretary general for political affairs to participate in this meeting. it is so decided. the security council will now begin its consideration of item 2 of the agenda. i now giv
. in other words, this is a back stop to the negotiations that secretary kerry has had and that the president has pointed to. but, amazingly, the obama administration has taken the very bizarre position that the democrats who are supporting this legislation, this backstop legislation that would do nothing to undermine the negotiations between the secretary of state and other nations in the region, the president is now urging democrats to stop supporting this important piece of backstop legislation, even though a commanding majority of the united states senate has indicated their support for it. in fact, the president has gone so far as to promise a veto of this legislation if it reaches his desk. and, of course, it is not true, as the president argues, that this legislation would effectively sabotage the geneva deal. in truth and in fact, what it would do is it would provide, as i said, a backstop but reinforce what the president and secretary kerry are so proud of in terms of what they've already negotiated. if iran follows through, then this sanctions legislation would be of little force an
reports secretary of state john kerry called russia a's foreign minister to express concerns of reports of pro- russia gunmen patrolling streets in armored vehicles and seizing several of airports in the region. the ap says that secretary kerry urged sir j. lab -- lavrov. back in washington washington, . president obama spent the day at the white house hosting a student film fests after him. later today 4:45 he will speak at the democratic national committee winter meeting being held at the capital hilton. we will have live coverage of the remarks on c-span. again it is up 4:45 eastern. let's go live to the briefing room under way about ten minutes press secretary jay carney speaking with reporters. the first several questions on the subject of ukraine. live coverage on c-span2. >> you were just talking about the concerns you have for the central russian involvement in ukraine. what option does the united states have available, should we reach that point? spinet i'm not going to speculate. what i would tell you is the matter that we are very focused on, the president, secretary of state
conference was held monday and john kerry spoke. this is 40 minutes. >> norm, thank you. thank you very much. thank you all, 14,000 strong or more. howard friedman and executive director, incoming president bob cullen, incoming chairman, outgoing chairman lee rosenberg, and ambassador dan schapiro. i know where our ambassadors are. [applause] let me tell you, it is really an enormous pleasure for me to be able to be here, it is a privilege. it is good to see so many friends, 14,000 of you. it is frightening to see me on such large screens here. last time i spoke to aipac i joined your national summit in napa valley, by way of satellite, and you were in the vineyards, i was overseas, a different kind of figure. today i am getting the better end of the deal because i'm here with you in person, and your wine selection is limited this time. [laughter] i had the pleasure of speaking to aipac back in the 1990's, a great honor, and every time i come here, when i get a chance to talk to a smaller session this is a remarkably inspiring gathering. people from every corner of the country coming togethe
and secretary kerry said about the opportunity to move forward and the necessity of the framework of negotiations and that effort continues. yes, mark? >> putin said he doesn't think the use of force is necessary in crimea. what would you say? >> i would say we are monitoring the situation there and in the rest of ukraine closely. we stand by our support for ukraine's territorial integry and sovereignty. we support the ukraine government that is responsible in the handling of the events of in the last few days. secretary kerry announced a package we want to work on so ukraine and government can deal with their economic challenges. >> putin is denying the forces in crimea are russian. what is the whitehouse response to that? does the president believe he is putin is being honest? >> the president is very open ability officials when we deal with them including putin. we workwer together and achieve national security aims. when we have disagreements we are blunt about them. this would be one. it is a fact that russian military forces have taken over ukraine boarder post. they have ta
. we are concerned about the middle east peace process. we are concerned that john kerry has been pushed into this. it's a serious issue. stagesnately, at various of his campaign, he was played with either new ukrainian authorities. for instance, the first meeting he had with the new chairman of the rada, their press service reported that he supported the current processes. what it meant onto those circumstances when n -- was not clear. the day before there was the february 21 agreement that was supported by the secretary-general. if the representative was there, you would them to support this agreement which was signed the day before. then we are given the expedition that he did not really say or mean it. what he said was completely different. is treading on very difficult ground. if you are asking again about crimea,ibility of the if the authorities are ok with that, why not? it's not a situation where one can improvise. muchnk we have seen too improvisation rather than sticking to the solid ground of the february 21 agreement. situationere was the at the beginning of the syrian
between u.s. secretary of state john kerry and foreign minister lavrov. given the fertility of the situation on the ground, does the prime minister agreed one important outcome from these talks would be if they lead to direct high level talks between russia and ukraine? >> in order to de-escalate the situation the most important thing that should be arranged is a forum for discussions in which the russians and ukrainians can speak to each other. there have been some contacts between russia ministers and ukrainian ministers. this morning their meetings taking place in paris covering other issues as well but there has been some progress in putting together a contact group, an idea i proposed to the prime minister back in january to start having a group of countries around russia and ukraine to encourage such dialogue to take place. that's the single most important thing that could help to de-escalate the situation. >> mr. speaker, clearly we all up for a good outcome from those talks by the eu also has a crucial role to play. does he agree the eu at the leaders of some of tomo
way beyond the $1 billion which secretary kerry has talked about in his visit. but in order to achieve that, they're going to have to make some significant and maybe unpopular reforms in their economy, in their gas program and the like. it's tricky. to do that runs the risk of a popular backlash against these reforms but without the reforms, there could be no meaningful aid package. we need to stand with ukraine and ukraine needs to stand for the reforms necessary to strengthen their economy. this week i'm working with senators brown, shaheen, wicker, king, collins and warren warner to condemn the russian action in crimea. there's more to be done. senator menendez talked -- the aid and the sanctions that may be necessary. i sincerely hope the sanctions won't be necessary. i hope vladimir putin and the russians understand they cannot show this kind of aggression toward crimea without a cost. but i hope they'll do it soon so that we can see the return of stability to ukraine. ukraine is a critically important country, the second largest country in europe today. it was a major part of the
remains extremely important. i think i secretary clinton, secretary kerry, the president of the training has had on so many occasions that this will not in military. there ought to be some way for reconciliation to be possible. the second principle as well, which is i always felt in the time i had this responsibility, and this kind of diplomacy has got to be backed by force. it isn't necessarily backed by american force but this, idea if you're in gave of reconciliation is another reason to be in favor of a sign to be bsa. another favor for american forces and international forces and it's a very important reason to be in favor of continued support for afghan national security forces it seems to me that taliban is watching very carefully how we work our way through these next few months to decide whether be any pressure on them to make this step toward reconciliation so the effect of the military effort, international and afghan, still is really important third point seems to me on reconciliation as you look back and circling makes you think about it very carefully and watching the film
of a barrel bomb. and this is going on every day in syria. secretary kerry has rightly called these barrel bomb attacks unacceptable and barbaric. the primary architect of these crimes is bashar al-assad, but he has a patron who funds and supports what he does and who has the ability to stop the atrocities. russia is assad's principal support. since the start of the syrian war, russia has shoang it is complicit in these war crimes but it is also capable of stopping them. in the united nations russia has used its veto power and threat of veto on the security council numerous times to block action to help the syrian people. three of these vetoes were used, mr. president, to block basic humanitarian aid. what possible reason could any civilized nation have to denying war victims food and medical supplies? but russia has shown that it can be persuaded or shamed into taking action to try to promote basic safety of syrian citizens. in august, with the threat of u.s. military action to punish the assad regime for use of chemical weapons against its own civilians, russia realized that it could no
obama, secretary of state kerry negotiate with their -- with president hassan rouhani, iran continues to build a nuclear bomb while the administration and our secretary of state talk about our allies in europe about the negotiations with iran, the supreme leader in iran continue to build a nuclear bomb. the reality is the only thing that has brought iran to the negotiating table is sanctions. and only continuing those sanctions will get them to stop building a bomb. the sanctions should be reinstated, and they should not be lifted until, one, iran agrees that they will not build a bomb, and we have an open, verifiable, transparent process to make certain that they're not doing it. now, sanctions take time to work. the sanctions that we applied more than a year ago, particularly the kirk-menendez banking sanctions, have had a real impact on iran's economy. i bring a background as a banker to my work experience, both the work experience i had as a governor for ten years and my work experience here in the senate. and the reality is that the kirk-menendez banking sanctions have been extre
released its global human rights report card for 2013. secretary of state john kerry said. is leading and human rights violations. he also talked about attacks against lgbt communities around the world in recent political conflicts in ukraine. >> before we start. >> good morning, everybody. morning --o allergies this morning. i am delighted to be here this morning for the second human rights report i have issued as secretary. particularly pleased to be here with our acting assistant secretary for human rights and who is performing these asponsibilities incapacity an interim assistant secretary but who has done a spectacular job and has led the department in a year-long process to track and make the assessments reflected here, so i think them for a job particularly well done on this year's human rights strugglehe fundamental for dignity, for decency in the treatment of human beings between each other and between is a drivingtizens force in all of human history, and from our own nation's this is a workw in progress. was written into our constitution before it was written out. we know th
secretary kerry, president of the united states said on so many occasions that war will end militarily, there has to be some political end to this conflict and there ought to be some way to see if reconciliation is possible. but there's a second principle as well which is, i always felt in the time that had this responsibility that this is kind of diplomacy got to be backed by force. . . certainly makes you think about it very carefully and watching the film on women and women's right is what is this reconciliation all about. and that is about an afghanistan that works with the rule of law and that supports the rights and responsibilities of all citizens, but particularly women. on the questions of reconciliation i'm sure they are still high on the administration's agenda but the principles remain very much the same. the second point you asked me to talk about our the elections. he's done a wonderful job on that. two things that are important to me. one is what is the outcome here and it is an election that is seen by most afghans as legitimate and a leader as someone they c
to do their job. >> good morning. from president obama to secretary kerry to republicans and democrats in congress, we're fortunate to have had an exceptional set of leaders of both sides of the aisle who understand the importance of our nation's security and prosperity. by partnering with other nations and to promote democratic societies we help to transform countries to destabilize prosperity -- prosperous nations. we open markets for american businesses, prevent conflict and extremism from reaching our shores and helping our young people build skills in science and technology all for less than 1% of the overall federal budget. this year's president's budget request includes $20.1 billion that usaid manages are partially manages. these critical resources allow us to ed reincarnations cool interest of responding to a pressing national security priorities from the middle east to afghanistan to south sudan. this afternoon, i want to discuss how we are meeting these challenges through a new model of development reflected in this budget. by leveraging public and private partnerships and h
our data would support kerry we had some diagnoses of alzheimer's but we didn't have enough observations really to distinguish those. this is somewhat outside of my area of expertise but my understanding is there is somewhat of a blurring line between many forms of dementia. the majority of dementia is alzheimer's but typically there will be vascular dimension in addition to alzheimer's at the same time. >> should we expect the results of another study from you related to these topics? >> we are working right now. we have an our 01 from nih to look at long-term care and all costs of long-term care in the role of health insurance for long-term care insurance. it's very clear that the costs are highly skewed and we don't have a well-functioning market for that. we have produced one paper on that and we will produce for their papers. >> thank you very much. mr. rogen i appreciate your work for laird he for charity so my comments are dull and boring but it's really an expression of gratitude and i appreciate your efforts to educate and communicate with young people. that's somet
as secretary clinton, secretary kerry, president of the united states said on so many occasions that war will end militarily, there has to be some political end to this conflict and there ought to be some way to see if reconciliation is possible. but there's a second principle as well which is, i always felt in the time that had this responsibility that this is kind of diplomacy got to be backed by force. . .
and secretary kerry have also spoken out forcefully in condemning violence in venezuela. let me be clear, it is not just the united states that is taking notice of recent events in venezuela. the inter-american commission on human rights released a statement on february 14 which, i quote, expresses its concerns over the serious incidents of violence in a have taken place in the context of protests demonstrations in venezuela as well as other complaints concerning acts of censorship against media outlets and acts of alleged political persecution. unquote. last week the european parliament passed a resolution calling on the venezuelan government to release jailed opposition members and protesters and to end the violence. i hope all member states of the o.a.s., the organization for american states, will similarly call on the venezuelan government to abide by the o.a.s. convention on human rights and the inter inter-american democratic charter. finally, let me say the only way out of this crisis is through dialogue. our resolution makes it absolutely clear by encouraging, quote, a process of
secretary kerry has endorsed it and created a new office to follow this up. i think incredibly important initiative. europe after world war ii found a way for the countries within europe to cooperative with each other, at the heart of that was cooperation between france and germany. i think one of the questions for the central south asia region is what is there equivalents? one is trade and transportation which would be critical getting goods from china to go through to europe but there are also others, one of the to highlight i think is the question of energy and power. they would meetings where leaders came together and what they got really excited about is when they discovered that some of the central asian republics are producing power and kinsella from two to 6 cents a kilowatt power with india and pakistan are buying 13 or 16 cents per kilowatt hour. that's enormous opportunity. energy of power is another, and others i think increasingly are being discovered but in the search original cooperation is what would help create the incentives for peace and stability. >> thank you very mu
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